Here's a different take on the Bureau of Labor Statistics Employment and Wage estimates page. I've downloaded all the data and ranked states (for every occupation with at least 100 workers).

You can use the drop-down menus to filter by state or by occupation.

Occupation Selected: Jewelers and precious stone and metal workers

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State Jobs Average
Salary
Rank
Connecticut 140 $50,000 1
Missouri 580 $41,220 2
Georgia 490 $40,640 3
Pennsylvania 850 $39,700 4
Minnesota 220 $39,430 5
New York 4,490 $38,690 6
Kentucky 280 $38,480 7
New Jersey 1,070 $38,100 8
Washington 350 $37,390 9
Iowa 170 $37,200 10
Wisconsin 410 $37,140 11
South Carolina 210 $36,300 12
Indiana 390 $35,820 13
Idaho 110 $35,800 14
Kansas 110 $35,560 15
Michigan 620 $34,570 16
Massachusetts 770 $34,390 17
Maine 190 $34,310 18
Nevada 300 $34,130 19
North Carolina 380 $33,340 20
Florida 1,360 $32,540 21
Tennessee 420 $32,450 22
Mississippi 140 $31,900 23
Illinois 1,590 $30,910 24
Ohio 920 $30,760 25
Arizona 280 $30,750 26
Texas 1,050 $30,540 27
Alabama 180 $30,290 28
Hawaii 100 $30,060 29
Maryland 380 $30,040 30
California 2,830 $29,660 31
Montana 120 $28,430 32
Oregon 350 $28,390 33
Rhode Island 970 $26,850 34
Virginia 250 $26,380 35
South Dakota 190 $24,740 36
Utah 260 $24,660 37
New Mexico 1,070 $22,250 38
Puerto Rico 170 $18,950